2000 Etienne Sauzet - Batard-Montrachet 750ml

France - Burgundy - Cote de Beaune - Puligny Montrachet | Grand Cru/ White / Chardonnay   |     Watch

JR 19   WA 93-94   BH 94   IWC 93(+?)   WS 91   Collector 94
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Jancis Robinson | Rating: 19

Very pale with a mineral-laden nose. Underneath it is big, bold and fat. Amorphous at the moment but all the ingredients are there. Very slightly hot and alcoholic with some astringency still, but the balance of elements is ultimately convincing for the long term. Another very impressive bottling from this increasingly important producer.

Drink Dates: 2008-2015
Author: Jancis Robinson


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Wine Advocate | Rating: 93-94

The candied apple and spice-scented 2000 Batard-Montrachet is immensely aromatic. Medium to full-bodied, rich, and ample, this velvety-textured wine is plush, reveals untold quantities of peaches and pears, and possesses a layered, fruit-filled finish. It is an outstanding Batard with fresh, powerful character.

Drink Dates: 2003-2013
Author: Pierre Rovani
Issue: 138

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Burghound | Rating: 94

(50% new wood) No review available

Drink Dates: 2009-2018
Issue: Issue 7 Burghound Selection Don't miss

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93(+?)

($236) Explosive aromas of roasted nuts and menthol; very Batard. Huge, sweet and opulent; very ripe and expressive but with firm mineral and citric underpinning. Big, rich and built to last, but definitely tastable today. Sound acids extend the youthfully mentholated finish.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 104

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

The sort of clean wine that should only get better with age. For now it is tight and firm, offering lemongrass, smoke, apple and toasted oak, and is firm and minerally in the midpalate. Crisp and tough on the finish, but with time it will soften. 200 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2005-2010
Author: Per-Henrik Mansson


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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 94
Author: Neal
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 11/25/2008
Mature, round, complex - no premox luckily since I thought we were rolling the dice on this one. Has many years left

Average rating: 93, based on 6 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

66 bottles owned by 30 collectors.

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About This Producer


The domaine of Etienne Sauzet is made up of 26 acres, much of it in the heart of the premier crus vineyards of Puligny-Montrachet. Gerard Boudot, owner and winemaker of Domaine Sauzet, is seeking 'maximum finesse and an individual expression of the climat.' M. Boudot, who married the granddaughter of the late Etienne Sauzet, runs the domaine and has modernized and improved the vinification, making the wines of this domaine among the most sought-after white wines of Burgundy.

The estate has been bottling 100% of its production since the early 1950s. Boudot ferments and ages 100% of the premiers crus and grand crus in small oak, one-third new. The average age of the vines is 30-35 years. These are textbook white burgundies, brimming with flavor, yet elegant and well-balanced.

Wine Varietal: Chardonnay


Arguably the best dry white wine grape out there, Chardonnay is grown all over the globe. In addition to being the backbone of fine white Burgundies, Chardonnay is also one of the three major grape varieties used in producing Champagne. Susceptible to a myriad of complications, Chardonnay berries are relatively small, thin-skinned, fragile, and oxidize easily. Chardonnay grapes can be sensitive to winemaking techniques and more difficult to handle from harvest to bottling than many other varieties. Some producers will use malolactic fermentation (where harsher malic acid is turned into softer lactic acid and carbon dioxide) to reduce crispness and acidity and add a creamy, buttery texture to wines. The "oaky" character of some Chardonnays comes from fermenting or aging which takes place in oak barrels. Once barrel-aged, Chardonnay may take on notes of vanilla or toast. While Chardonnay is produced worldwide, the best can be found in France, the United States, Argentina, Chile, Australia, Italy, New Zealand, and South Africa. Typical descriptors for Chardonnay include mineral, green apple, citrus, tropical fruits, vanilla, butter and smokiness.

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